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Sadness follows short-lived madness

Sadness follows short-lived madness

Sabrina Hood, Sports Editor

March 25, 2019

The crowd at UVM’s March Madness game had a tiny section of Florida State University fans. The rest of the stadium was green and gold. Vermont was viewed as the underdog in the March 21 NCAA tournament game against Florida State. Vermont had a No. 13 seed ranking while FSU was No. 4. UVM remain...

UVM knocked out of March Madness tournament

UVM knocked out of March Madness tournament

Sabrina Hood, Sports Editor

March 21, 2019

The Catamounts energized a stadium full of fans in a back and forth game before losing the first round of the NCAA March Madness tournament. UVM had a No. 13 seed for the tournament and their opponent, Florida State University, was a No. 4 seed. During the first half of the game, neither team was able to pull ahead. At halft...

Men’s basketball heads to March Madness

Men’s basketball heads to March Madness

Jared Paquette, Staff Writer

March 16, 2019

The UVM men’s basketball team has made it to the NCAA March Madness tournament for the first time since 2017, when they were eliminated in the first round. The Catamounts defeated the University of Maryland Baltimore County Retrievers in the American East title rematch March 16 with the final score of 66-49, securing themse...

Men’s basketball claims their second consecutive playoff win

Men’s basketball claims their second consecutive playoff win

Jared Paquette, Staff Writer

March 13, 2019

The UVM’s men’s basketball team defeated Binghamton 84-51 to advance to the American East title game, according to UVM Athletics. This is the third time the Catamounts have beat Binghamton this season, according to UVM athletics. Sophomore guard Stef Smith scored 28 points in the first half. He also scored eight thr...

Basketball clinches quarterfinal win

Basketball clinches quarterfinal win

Jared Paquette, Staff Writer

March 11, 2019

The UVM’s men’s basketball team defeated Maine 73-57 in their first American East playoff game this season, according to UVM Athletics. The March 11 game  was the fourth time in a row UVM has met the University of Maine Black Bears in the playoffs, where the Catamounts continued their winning streak, according t...

Vermont cold doesn’t trip up track and field athletes

Nickie Morris, Assistant Sports Editor

March 7, 2019

When heading down Dorset Street to go to the University Mall, one often sees members of the track and field team out for a long run. With cross country in the fall, indoor track in the winter, and the spring track, distance runners especially train year round in Vermont. If it’s the winter, it...

First-year brothers start for lacrosse

First-year brothers start for lacrosse

Ashley Miller, Senior Staff Writer

March 7, 2019

It’s unusual for brother-duos to be recruited on the same Division I college men’s lacrosse team, let alone both play in starting positions in their first year.   However, Thomas and Jonathan McConvey are doing that UVM as first-years with starting-positions on the men’s lacrosse team. Their place on t...

Scholarship cuts expand in varsity athletics

Scholarship cuts expand in varsity athletics

Stephan Toljan, Senior Staff Writer

March 6, 2019

UVM athletics decided to not offer scholarships to athletes in two women’s programs and one men’s program next year; however, the University is still in Title IX compliance. Title IX is a federal law that prevents athletic programs from discriminating against athletes based on their sex...

Men’s basketball wins division for third year in a row

Jared Paquette, Staff Writer

March 6, 2019

The UVM men’s basketball beat Stony Brook 56-50 March 2 for the second time this year, winning the American East Division for the third year in a row, according to UVM athletics. This win gives the Catamounts a 23-6 record with one game to go in their season before the American East playoffs begin...

Lacrosse wins weekend game and maintains record

Nickie Morris, Assistant Sports Editor

February 27, 2019

In front of a packed and noisy crowd Feb. 23 at Virtue Field, the UVM men’s lacrosse team beat the Quinnipiac University 20-10. The Bobcats entered the game with five of their seniors, four of whom are starters, suspended for violating student conduct policy involving alcohol and hazing, accordi...

Women’s lacrosse team plays in downpour

Ashley Miller, Senior Staff Writer

February 26, 2019

Despite heavy rain and cold-weather, the UVM women’s lacrosse team fought hard during their home-opener to sustain their winning streak. The Catamounts lost to the Marist University Red Foxes in overtime 15-14 Feb. 24. Vermont went into this game with two away wins under their belt from the previous w...

Coach inspires program growth

Nickie Morris, Assistant Sports Editor

February 26, 2019

This season, women’s basketball already has the most wins they’ve had in one season this decade, according to UVM athletics. So far, the team is 11-16 with just one regular season game remaining, according to UVM athletics. Former women’s basketball head coach Chris Day resigned in April...

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